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Biosciences scholar brings back the medals for GB

Biosciences scholar brings back the medals for GB
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Jonny Davies, third year Biochemistry student and University of Birmingham sport scholar, last week bought home 2 medals for the GB Athletics team at the World University Games in Taipei.
Date:
12/09/2017

Ancient footprints in Crete challenge theory of human evolution

Ancient footprints in Crete challenge theory of human evolution
Description
Dr Susannah Thorpe of the School of Biosciences writes in The Conversation about the discovery of some 50 footprints at Trachilos in Crete that are nearly 6m-years-old. It looks like they may be from a hominin – a member of the human species after separation from the chimpanzee lineage
Date:
08/09/2017

Researchers identify cheaper, greener biofuels processing catalyst

Researchers identify cheaper, greener biofuels processing catalyst
Description
Fuels that are produced from nonpetroleum-based biological sources may become greener and more affordable, thanks to research performed by the University of Birmingham and University of Illinois' Prairie Research Institute that examines the use of a processing catalyst made from palladium metal and bacteria.
Date:
31/08/2017

Study identifies a new way to prevent a deadly fungal infection spreading to the brain

Study identifies a new way to prevent a deadly fungal infection spreading to the brain
Description
Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered a way to stop a deadly fungus from 'hijacking' the body's immune system and spreading to the brain.
Date:
17/08/2017

A great place to study - 2017 National Student Survey

A great place to study -  2017 National Student Survey
Description
Results from the 2017 National Student Survey show that 100% of our BSc Human Biology students would recommend the University of Birmingham as a great place to study. Students completing the survey also praised the quality of our course and our staff, with up to 100% of our Biochemistry students saying the course is intellectually stimulating and our staff are good at explaining things.
Date:
11/08/2017

Using forests to manage carbon: a heated debate

Using forests to manage carbon: a heated debate
Description
Professor Michael Tausz, Director of Birmingham Institute of Forest Research at the University of Birmingham, discusses using forests to manage carbon in the Birmingham Brief.
Date:
20/07/2017

Initiative to improve the standardisation of metabolomics in assessing safety of chemicals

Initiative to improve the standardisation of metabolomics in assessing safety of chemicals
Description
The European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC) has announced the launch of a new initiative which will accelerate the use of metabolomics technology to improve safety assessment of chemicals.
Date:
20/07/2017

Mike Tomlinson speaks at Gordon Research Conference

Mike Tomlinson speaks at Gordon Research Conference
Description
Dr Mike Tomlinson, Senior Lecturer in the School of Biosciences, gave an invited talk at the Gordon Research Conference on Matrix Metalloproteases on July 10.
Date:
13/07/2017
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Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day
Date
14/10/2017
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The perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current students and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham.
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